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5 years 11 weeks ago, 12:33 AM

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I am looking for info on this gun, i have not shot it but have held it and it feels pretty good in hand,
I like that its so slim and for the most part the same size as a Glock27. I can't find much in the way of reviews on it so i thought i would ask here. any info is great. how does it shoot? hows the recoil? hows the accuracy?
it is mostly for CCW and home SD.
'thanks guys!!!!

jayme

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5 years 11 weeks ago, 8:10 AM

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Yes saw one yesterday

Buffalo gun center has one in 40 and a bunch in 9mm

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5 years 11 weeks ago, 10:25 AM

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JaymeBrauN-WALTHERPPS

Yea, I got one in .40. It is a nice gun to conceal, very very slim. To be honest, my first 100 rounds through it, I hated the thing. I had several failure to feeds and about 20 times, the trigger failed to reset. The trigger just would not go forward back into batter. I took her home from the range and broke it down and could find nothing wrong. I did a search on the internet and found that alot of people that had the .40 version had the same problem, however, not that many problems in the 9mm version. I read where people were sending it back to Walther to have it fished and about 20% of those would come back not fixed. It was related to burs on the trigger system. So, I put it back together and went to dry firing the thing like crazy. I would pull back the slide and hold the trigger down as fast as possible, my rationale was I'd wear down what bur's there were. Anyway, after doing this about 200 times, I took it back to the range and put another 100 rounds through it and the problem went away. I have had no failures at all now. As far as recoil...it's pretty sharp. The grip is so small and I have big hands and it just wasn't that comfortable for me. So, I put a mini handall from hogue on the thing, a slip on rubber grip and now it feels much better for me. You can't take the back strap off if you put one one, but contrary to belief, you don't have to take the back strap off to field strip the pistol. I will say this, it is very accurate for such a small gun. So, to recap, I had some problems from the start, but it seems I have worked them out and it functions flawlessly now. Recoil is sharp in .40, you might think about getting the 9mm version. However, this ain't a gun you would take to the range and shoot for hours anyway. It is very concealable. I hope this helped.

5 years 11 weeks ago, 3:53 PM

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Thanks so much for the info. it is well heeded. do you think a Glock 27 would be a better fit for me then the PPS.40? im a tall guy, 6' 2" about 175 lbs. with a normal size hand for some one with that frame.
i would like my wife to be able to shoot this gun as well, so i want a good all around CCW weapon, as well as something she can handle. shes 5'3" about 110 lbs. dont tell her i told you her weight :)

thanks again
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5 years 10 weeks ago, 8:29 PM

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jayme braun

No problem buddy, my pleasure. The Glock 27 is a fine weapon. I have one and it has never malfunctioned on me. It will probably fit your hand just fine. Just get a magazine extension to put on your mags, otherwise, your pinky will be hanging off the thing. You can get a small extension or a bit larger one that gives you +1 round in the mag. Mag extensions are cheap and they are easy to install, there is some youtube videos on how to do it. Now, the only thing is, it is not near as slim as a walther pps. So, this may alter the way you carry it. I carry mine inside the waist band and it gets a little tight, especially since I keep gaining weight. But, it is a very reliable gun, no problems and you can depend on it. The recoil on it is not near as bad as the walther pps in my opinion. I don't think your wife will have any problems controlling it. Don't worry, I'll never tell you told her height. :) Take care and happy shooting.

5 years 10 weeks ago, 12:36 PM

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Thanks again for the quick response! im glad you mentioned the recoil difference between the 2.
do you think the recoil is significant enough to through off your 2nd shot more then 1/2inch. my thought process is if God forbid i had to pull and use my weapon and it was a situation where a BG was holding someone at knife or gun point is the recoild going to cause me to hit the hostage on the second shot? I know there are many things (my aim to be at the top of the list) to effect this, but taking out human error, is the PPS going to be a dead on second shot. 2 shots 1 hole? I have also be thinking about the PPS 9mm because of the lighter recoil.
any thoughts on that?

thanks again for your first hand knowlege.
if you had to do it all over again would you still buy the PPS .40?

jayme

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5 years 10 weeks ago, 2:09 PM

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Well, in a defensice situation, you target is probably going to be 7 yards or less away from you, just statistically. So you don't have to worry about pinpoint accuracy, but you do need practical accuracy. To answer your question, I am more accurate with a follow up shot with the G27 than I am with the walther pps .40, just because the walther pps has more noticble recoil. Don't get me wrong, it's very accurate, but it jumps a little more in my hand that the G27. And to answer your other question, if I had to do it all over again, I would probably get the PPS in 9mm. You can get some nice personal protection ammo with +P that will make the 9mm more effective. But, everybody has their preference. If at all possible, make sure you go hold both of those type guns and if possible at all, see if you can shoot either one, either as a rental range gun or find a buddy that's got one. But at least see which feels better in your hand. Cat

5 years 10 weeks ago, 6:24 PM

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You don't happen to live close to Nashville do you? :)
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5 years 10 weeks ago, 8:56 PM

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Jayme, Actually I live

Jayme,
Actually I live near Knoxville, do you live near Nashville??

5 years 10 weeks ago, 1:00 AM

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Catfish

i live in brentwood, just about 15 min south of down town Nashville.

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5 years 10 weeks ago, 1:17 AM

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My cousin lives in

My cousin lives in Murfreesboro. Next time I head that way maybe we can shoot a bit if you know a place.

5 years 10 weeks ago, 1:28 AM

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for sure

theres a few places in the boro. just let me know a few days in advance and ill set it up.
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5 years 10 weeks ago, 8:58 PM

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get a barn you two

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5 years 10 weeks ago, 9:00 PM

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Don't get jealous ebear

5 years 10 weeks ago, 10:57 PM

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no failures of any kind with my 9mm. Like anything else, more exercise makes it better

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5 years 10 weeks ago, 7:08 AM

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which one

I haven't shot the Walther but i can vouch for the G27.. Great gun, NEVER any issues with jam or misfire ever, not even one time.
I had a Walther PPKs (380) and it was also very reliable. But I have no info on the new Polymer Walthers.. I figured they were good also but from what was written above I would probably get the G27.
Note: One guy that worked at the shooting range where i bought my G27 also noted that the 9mm version was easier on his hand/wrist than the 40.. I didnt get to shoot the 9mm but he is probably right. If your wife is going to shoot it i would check out the 9mm version also. Pretty sure its the G26. and Yes the grip extender also helps.
Good luck.

Heres a good Glock site for info on the diff models.
http://www.glockfaq.com/models.htm

2 years 44 weeks ago, 7:31 PM

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Saw is looks nice

Saw is looks nice

2 years 29 weeks ago, 12:13 AM

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PPS 40 Cal

I have been shooting subject weapon since Sep, over 350 rounds with only one misfire, not as accurate as the XDM 40 Cal but a great upgrade from my Beretta 84F, it is now my CCW. Hope this helps, Crame

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